If you haven't read anything about the total solar eclipse until today, here is everything you need to know.

Over the last few weeks, there has been an insane amount of content surrounding the first total solar eclipse since 1979, but there are a LOT of people who have just scrolled past thinking, "I'll just figure all of that out when the day comes."

Well, the day is here—and chances are, you may be scrambling to figure out how you can get in on the action without burning your eyes out. OK, maybe that was a bit dramatic, but there are some things you need to know about the eclipse, and thanks to our friends at CNN, all you need is this cheat sheet.

As far as things go here in Lafayette, our friends inside the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab say that 1:24 p.m. will be prime solar eclipse viewing time here in town—but make sure you follow all safety precautions.

Happy total solar eclipse day!

[via CNN]